Myanmar Airlines pilot saves all with nail-biting touchdown after landing gear fails

Myanmar Plane In Emergency Touchdown As Landing Gear Fails

In spite of a technical problem the pilot was able to bring the plane to a safe if dramatic stop, along with the 89 passengers on board.

Myanmar Civil Aviation Department deputy director general Ye Htut Aung told AFP the pilots tried to lower the landing gear manually after the plane's systems failed to do so.

The pilot managed to land the plane without front wheels.

Captain Myat Moe Aung was left to navigate the perilous situation after the passenger jet's landing gear failed, leaving him to negotiate the risky manoeuvre at 9am at Mandalay International Airport. The statement also said the pilot followed emergency procedures and dumped extra fuel before attempting to land.

"The pilot did a great job", said Win Khant, permanent secretary of transportation and telecommunication ministry, adding the incident was being investigated.

An unverified landing video that spread on social media shows the Embraer 190 touching down on its rear wheels before traveling some distance along the runway on its nose, kicking up smoke.

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No one were injured in the accident.

The Embraer jet skidded for roughly 25 seconds with its nose on the tarmac before coming to a halt.

And in 2015, an Air Bagan passenger plane veered off the runway amid bad weather and heavy rain.

Myanmar National Airlines have since sent engineers to the airport to check on the aircraft to establish the cause of the fault.

Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited said: "Our immediate priority was to take care of passengers and crew members to ensure their safety and well-being".

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